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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby HighLowSplit » Fri Dec 25, 2009 3:36 pm UTC

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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby sableye22 » Fri Dec 25, 2009 3:40 pm UTC

westrim wrote:Aw man. first Questionable Content and now XKCD, frying my corneas and brain respectively.


Oh my. :mrgreen:

While my birthday doesn't come until April, I got the awesomest gift: acceptance into my college of choice (and a coffee maker-squeee).

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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby GodShapedBullet » Fri Dec 25, 2009 3:44 pm UTC

neoliminal wrote:Birthdays are stupid, IMO.

Why do you celebrate the earth being arbitrarily close to the same spot in the solar system as the place where you first stuck your head out of your mother's vagina?

Seriously. Arbitrary.


Because people are awesome, it is fun to celebrate their existence with a special day, but if you did it every day that would be too much.

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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby neoliminal » Fri Dec 25, 2009 3:53 pm UTC

GodShapedBullet wrote:Because people are awesome, it is fun to celebrate their existence with a special day, but if you did it every day that would be too much.


everyday is exactly the right amount. maybe take one day out of the year and pull pranks on people.
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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby GodShapedBullet » Fri Dec 25, 2009 3:57 pm UTC

Well, you can't give them that many presents at least.

You can't eat that much ice cream cake.

You should do that stuff every once in a while, but not every day.

You should tell people they are awesome every day.

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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby brandtsound » Fri Dec 25, 2009 4:46 pm UTC

aion7 wrote:My birthday occasionally coincides with Mothers Day. I dislike this.


Mine too! anytime my birthday is a sunday it will also be Mother's Day.
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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby duckshirt » Fri Dec 25, 2009 5:17 pm UTC

Awesome, I was born on the 25th! Checking xkcd today was quite a pleasant surprise.

I always liked it though, being with family and at parties all while it's your birthday... The sucky part is just when people say Merry Christmas to you without realizing it's your birthday.
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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby abstractpotato » Fri Dec 25, 2009 5:24 pm UTC

My Aunt was born on the 25th; I sent this to her immediately. I also had a friend that was born and New Year's Eve, and has never had his birthday celebrated because of all the other stuff. I personally am a safe distance away at January 9th (although I still get "this is a birthday and Christmas present" from relatives who live far away).

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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby Vendil » Fri Dec 25, 2009 5:50 pm UTC

I was born on September 25th. Merry Christmas indeed.

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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby archgoon » Fri Dec 25, 2009 5:55 pm UTC

Forget all this Jesus talk, let's celebrate Sir Isaac Newton's birthday!


Unfortunately even that has problems. Newton technically was born on January 4th according to the modern Gregorian Calendar. He was born on December 25th on the Julian Calendar. Isn't it funny how _nothing_ is simple?

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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby CyberianSun » Fri Dec 25, 2009 5:59 pm UTC

Thanks for the birthday wishes! And i got the best gift ever a white Christmas! and a Nerf Vulcan! (Its time to kick ass and chew bubblegum, oh look i have some gum!)

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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby bookglue » Fri Dec 25, 2009 6:46 pm UTC

Today is my 22nd. I've never been gypped on gifts, but sharing your special day with the the Christian world pretty much sucks. And it's not double gifts, it's the same number on one day, instead of two.

But it was definitely nice to wake up this morning to a birthday present from xkcd.

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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby Khiralas » Fri Dec 25, 2009 7:17 pm UTC

I was born on Christmas day... and browsing my comics list idly and seeing that brightened up my day considerably.

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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby thanksbastards » Fri Dec 25, 2009 7:28 pm UTC

my dad, the only muslim in the family, born dec 25th, married to a devote christian family

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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby AlexLK » Fri Dec 25, 2009 7:49 pm UTC

My birthday is actually December 24th, and I'm Jewish. :)
My family is celebrating the new year too, so I got kinda shafted too. :)
But other than that, I like the date, because of the whole holiday's spirit. :P

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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby Ryan_K » Fri Dec 25, 2009 8:43 pm UTC

idanbb wrote:
Ryan_K wrote:Yeah.. but how much would it suck to be born on 12/25 AND be Jewish?

Poor poor souls


a) Not very. I'd know.

b) Ask Jesus. He'd know, too.


That was the joke... I was wondering if anyone would get it!

I applaud you sir! =)

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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby i.t.homp » Fri Dec 25, 2009 8:44 pm UTC

.cheeseofdoom. wrote:I think this thread wins the three way tie...

Also, I can't imagine how bad it would be to be born on Christmas, it's like what the hell? My birthday is November 1st (Day after Halloween) so I get candy and presents!


Mine too! Hooray for All Saints Day
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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby math_camel » Fri Dec 25, 2009 9:41 pm UTC

I had to sign up just to post for this. Both me (21) and my father (50ish) were born on 25Dec, and as far as I'm concerned it's the best day out there. (Mom says we have poor family planning...)

Sure, if it were just about the presents it would be a little lame because you get a lot of stuff you don't really want all at once instead of getting stuff you do want twice a year, but it's not all about the presents. Even when I'm old my birthday will still be really special, and I probably won't ever have to work on my B-day, candy is plentiful and cheep, and it coincides with when I come home to meet the family.

So put me in the "happy Christmas baby" column! :)

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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby DaveMcW » Fri Dec 25, 2009 9:59 pm UTC

captain2obvious wrote:
Kimmeh wrote:And I thought it was bad being born on Thanksgiving...

Hey thats my birthday too! (well my birthday every once in a while). Do you realise how many times a pie of some sort has been my present?!? ... actually now that I'm thinking about it I'm pretty sure I'm ok with that..


Mine too. And I have several friends also born that week. Maybe something to do with being 9 months after Valentine's Day?

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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby mirgirl17 » Fri Dec 25, 2009 10:22 pm UTC

As someone born on the 25th, this made my day! It's not as bad as you would expect, but it definitely means fewer presents and no good restaurants to eat at. (Mexican ones are always closed.)
Plus most people always forget my birthday. Good to know someone appreciates us Christmas kids!

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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby milN » Fri Dec 25, 2009 11:27 pm UTC

You can at least claim to be Jesus :)

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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby neoliminal » Sat Dec 26, 2009 12:25 am UTC

mirgirl17 wrote:... and no good restaurants to eat at. (Mexican ones are always closed.)


Just finished eating the best Mexican food I've ever had, delivered to my door. I guess it depends on where you live.

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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby CorruptUser » Sat Dec 26, 2009 12:30 am UTC

For (some of) you that are not 27ish today, if you were born in the middle of September, guess when you were concieved?

Try enjoying Christmas with THAT image in your mind.

I'm not much better off, having an early November birthday, but everyone assumes that married people have sex on Valentines anyway.

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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby Kimmeh » Sat Dec 26, 2009 12:45 am UTC

captain2obvious wrote:
Kimmeh wrote:And I thought it was bad being born on Thanksgiving...

Hey thats my birthday too! (well my birthday every once in a while). Do you realise how many times a pie of some sort has been my present?!? ... actually now that I'm thinking about it I'm pretty sure I'm ok with that..


I can relate. For the last few years, my birthday "cake" has actually been a pie... And what date? I'm the 28th.

DaveMcW wrote:Mine too. And I have several friends also born that week. Maybe something to do with being 9 months after Valentine's Day?


Mhmm. I also know that I was born about two weeks late...moving conception back to Feb 14. And that's as much as I want to know...

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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby BlueNight » Sat Dec 26, 2009 1:14 am UTC

My Christmas gift to my sister was a birthday card with $20 inside. Her birthday isn't until June.

When I worked at an auto insurance agency, each quote required the applicant's date of birth. If it fell somewhat close to Christmas, I asked if they were bitter about getting fewer presents than everyone else. I don't work there anymore.
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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby Jack21222 » Sat Dec 26, 2009 2:29 am UTC

I just turned 27 four weeks ago... I'm not sure if it was during the blizzard or not.
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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby Fuzzy Toaster » Sat Dec 26, 2009 4:31 am UTC

I turned 19 this Christmas, huzzah!
I get the occasional 'this is for Christmas AND birthday,' but usually I get two presents from everyone. Not only that, but more people are around during Christmas, and they all feel the need to get me a birthday present too. I reckon I end up a bit better off. I also often have a party in late October or early February.
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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby xeroxorex » Sat Dec 26, 2009 5:24 am UTC

shafted!?!?!??! "Oh no, i got slightly less presents than anyone else!" how about having my birthday? It falls during passover almost every single year. I can't have cake on my birthday. :(
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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby Cal27 » Sat Dec 26, 2009 5:25 am UTC

aion7 wrote:My birthday occasionally coincides with Mothers Day. I dislike this.

Mine too! It is kind of weird.

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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby DVC » Sat Dec 26, 2009 9:15 am UTC

My Birthday is exactly 9 months from Christmas. I've noticed that a lot of people are born in late September.

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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby metaphysicist » Sat Dec 26, 2009 9:52 am UTC

LesZedD4 wrote:all I can see when I read this is that there are a lot of non-christians reading/posting stuff here. oh well. I'm Christian and I think it's pretty logical. There isn't anything that operates on at least 1 ultimate assumption. Try and show me one that does. Our basic assumption is that the Bible is absolutely true. But again, that fact is based purely on faith, and the best case I can make for it's truth is probability. But I'm ok with that. :D

Randall, despite that fact that I am not one of the people who has their birthday near Christmas, I appreciate the reminder for everybody who does. We had our Christmas yesterday anyways. :P

~To all you Christmas birthdays who have been forgotten or whatever, I love you. Happy Birthday!~

Don't take this as a loaded question or anything, I am genuinly asking a philisophical question here. What is the ultimate assumption of science? That we can observe the universe to describe it objectively?
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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby Fuzzy Toaster » Sat Dec 26, 2009 10:18 am UTC

LesZedD4 wrote:all I can see when I read this is that there are a lot of non-christians reading/posting stuff here. oh well. I'm Christian and I think it's pretty logical. There isn't anything that operates on at least 1 ultimate assumption. Try and show me one that does. Our basic assumption is that the Bible is absolutely true. But again, that fact is based purely on faith, and the best case I can make for it's truth is probability. But I'm ok with that. :D

Randall, despite that fact that I am not one of the people who has their birthday near Christmas, I appreciate the reminder for everybody who does. We had our Christmas yesterday anyways. :P

~To all you Christmas birthdays who have been forgotten or whatever, I love you. Happy Birthday!~


Taking the Bible to be true is faith yes, but not completely: there's much in the Bible that is backed by other scientific and archeological sources. Science is NOT the opposite of religion.
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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby HighSpeedFallingObjects » Sat Dec 26, 2009 11:13 am UTC

This is why I love having my birthday in June. It's like a pit stop before Christmas. Since the two days are about as far as possible from each other I don't have to worry about this. What I don't get for Christmas I get for my Birthday and vice versa!

Well, in theory, anyway. In reality my family's broke so I usually don't get anything for either day, lol. ;D

But it's a nice setup though.

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Postby eviloatmeal » Sat Dec 26, 2009 11:32 am UTC

Did someone just call rule 34 on parents? :lol:
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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby gypkap » Sat Dec 26, 2009 2:53 pm UTC

I was born on Dec. 14. When I was a kid, I never got much in the way of presents.
It's awful when your birthday present is shirts and socks.
My brother was born on Dec. 30. Same problem for him...

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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby ravenly » Sat Dec 26, 2009 2:55 pm UTC

As a Christmas baby, I totally appreciate the thought but I like the idea that I'll never have to work on my birthday.

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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby Hatchet » Sat Dec 26, 2009 2:59 pm UTC

interestingly enough, I was born on Dec. 24th and am 28, but 1981 also had bad weather in the north, and I was literally born at home.

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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby LesZedD4 » Sat Dec 26, 2009 3:10 pm UTC

I'm not saying that religion and science are opposites at all. Infact, what is proven by science must corroborate with religious believe. Otherwise either the religion is wrong or the use of the scientific method to determine the knowledge was wrong.

The assumption of science is that essentially science is actually believable. Science could be fake, i guess... It's not. But there is no metaphysical "proof" that scientific theories and laws will work every time at any point anywhere, EVER.

..but it does. i'm not at all saying it doesn't.

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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby Okicat » Sat Dec 26, 2009 4:27 pm UTC

Ryan_K wrote:Yeah.. but how much would it suck to be born on 12/25 AND be Jewish?

Poor poor souls


Well if you were Jewish, wouldn't it not even matter?

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Re: "December 25th" Discussion

Postby sableye22 » Sat Dec 26, 2009 6:59 pm UTC

All of this talk of Christmas and Thanksgiving and Valentine's and conception dates... I was born in April, so I was conceived in July?
... :oops:

EWWW, that's when my dad's birthday is! I hate you all!
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